Time: April 2, 2011 to April 29, 2011
Location: Hosmer Gallery
Street: 20 West St
Website or Map: http://www.forbeslibrary.org/
Event Type: exhibition, mixed media, artist reception
Organized By: Hosmer Gallery
Latest Activity: Mar 18, 2011
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Reception: Saturday, April 2, 2-4 PM
BZ Reily, Julie Lapping Rivera and Diane Travis work individually and collaboratively. They also share a passion for empowering young artists through their work as educators. A thread that connects their work is the recycling of found materials and images.
B.Z Reily is an artist and art educator who lives and works in Shutesbury. Her wall sculptures are constructed from found objects, metal, clay, wood, and bits and pieces from the natural world. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in the Pioneer Valley and in New England. Her most recent solo show at the D’Amour Fine Arts Museum in Springfield focused on found object quilts.
Julie Lapping Rivera is an artist and educator who lives and works in Leverett. She received her BFA in printmaking from UMass Amherst and her MFA in painting from Pratt Institute. Her work has been exhibited nationally, most recently in Romare Bearden and Friends, in New York. Her works on paper combine printmaking with collage and drawing She often juxtaposes art historical images and references to create new meanings. Her work explores themes of human interaction.
Diane Travis is an artist and art educator who lives in Northampton. She received her BFA from UMass Amherst and completed an MFA in sculpture at the Art Institute of Boston. Her work has been exhibited in New England and recently in New York. Her work has been primarily focused on the body, life cycles, renewal and transformation using old linens and cast off household objects to create sculptures and installations.